Routers... in Space!
That also cuts down on bandwidth, and at this far out, the best data speed possible is about 700 bits per second.
It has struck me that the issue of phoning home almost always is mentioned in articles of this nature. I know it is not as interesting to talk about as beautiful pics sent from far-off worlds, but if we are going to explore, colonize, or make use of the resources elsewhere in the solar system, shouldn't we be at least thinking about putting up some infrastructure? Yes, communication satellites would be expensive with no immediate return, but they would, I hope, have some long term benefits. I found a number of proposed solutions online, but nothing actually being planned. Anybody else?